For too long, we have taken Mother Earth for granted, failing to recognize both our dependence on it and our profound impact on its health and stability.

But if we hope to foster a thriving Earth for future generations, we must instill in our little ones lifelong environmental values that will help them become responsible stewards of our shared home. ️

And so, with the start of the summer on the horizon, one conscious caretaker of our planet is teaching children to create meaningful outdoor experiences to help them build a stronger connection with nature and happier, healthier lives.

Award-Winning Children’s Author, Michelle Schaub, joins our John Masiulionis and Little Forrest on Episode #209 of PR From The Heart’s Children’s Books Spotlight Series to share her inspiring story, the release of her two new children’s books, A Place for Rain (published by Norton Young Readers) and Leafy Landmarks: Travels with Trees (published by Sleeping Bear Press), how her passion for poetry and our planet opened the door for her to the world of children’s literature, the challenges of writing while balancing career and family obligations, creative ways to inspire kids to protect our planet and take care of the environment, how adults can model sustainable behaviors, her work with The Rhyme Doctors and the roles that mentoring and community play in shaping the careers of aspiring authors, plus much more.

We encourage you, our fellow neighbors, to support Michelle by purchasing your copies of A Place for Rain and Leafy Landmarks: Travels with Trees and enjoying these empowering reads with your little ones:

A Place for Rain: 

Leafy Landmarks: Travels with Trees:

A Place for Rain Text copyright © 2024 by Michelle Schaub • Illustrations copyright © 2024 by Blanca Gómez. Courtesy of Norton Young Readers. All Rights Reserved. Leafy Landmarks: Travels with Trees copyright © 2024 by Michelle Schaub • Illustrations copyright © 2024 by Anne Lambelet. Courtesy of Sleeping Bear Press. All Rights Reserved.

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Children’s Books Spotlight Series Episode #209: Michelle Schaub | A Place For Rain & Leafy Landmarks